up until reccently i loved klms. i felt at home there. im an eight grader and i wouldnt dream of going anywhere else. but they r making things not fun. its too much pressure we are all wearing thin and school is no fun anymore. i do recomend going here but it is a lot of pressure u have no idea how much unless uve been there, so be ready for it. it is rewarding if u make it through plus everyone is so nice and helpful if needed
I am the parent of both a sixth and seventh grader at klms. they both love their school and neither complains of the homework or seems stressed by the workload. they both came from odc and i think that helps alot. the teachers are the best and the staff seems to know their students well. yes, the expectations are high, but the work ethic and staff support is high also. the organizational skills, field trip opportunities, spirit of honor and pride are unsurpassed. one great school.
I love going to kemps landing it is the best place for me. I cant imagine going to any other middle school. I moved to Virginia half way through fifth grade and i was so nervous about middle school in an unknown area. At Kemps Landing, you make so many new friends through after school activities and student led projects, that i was never lonely. The work load is harder and some teams have more work, but everyone learns the same material, there are just different styles of teaching. The teachers are the best out there and everyone of them gives something to me to help me with highschool. I am very sad that my time at KLMS is almost up and i highly recomend it for motivated students, you will not recieve a better education anywhere else.
The school has great opportunities, but I agree, If you don't stay organized, you will struggle. I have two straight-A daughters, one in 6th grade and one in 8th grade, and they have struggled a bit. My daughter in 6th grade balances her work with 15 hours of dance each week, but she does it so well that she is making excellent grades.
I loved going to this school. The friends I still keep in touch with the friends I met (I'm in HS) and most of the teachers were fantastic. My favorite teacher of all time is Mr. Bone, the 7th grade English teacher.
Kempslanding is a great school. It has a small amount of students, but has great teachers. Anybody applying should be aware that if you do not STAY ORGANIZED and on top of your work that you will struggle. If you are a honest, good student Kempslanding will help you excel now and in your future. Great School, Highly recomend.
I don't see where the faculty of this school helps students who are struggling. My daughter is not doing well here and it is a little difficult getting the teachers to respond back in a tgimely matter. They have an after school study hall, but the class is not supervised welll and I think there is a lot of potential for a student to goof off. I don't think the team teacher's do a good enough job coordinating tests and projects with each other. I also this believe that this school could do a better job of transitioning students from elementary school into the 6th grade. The work load is tremendous. It did not take long for my daughter to get overwhelmed by the workload. Overall, the school is very good. I just think that parents should be aware of other aspects of the school.
I am a current student at KLMS the Honor Code keeps us honest. Some Parents don't like the workload, but it is half the amount you might get in high school. It really challenges us, and it makes graduating from high school easier because we take so many college credit courses
The scores are high, the parent and teacher support level to students is high, the PTA support is high, the expectations of students is high, the freedom that the students receive is high. There are only 600 students in the school and it has a small school feel. There is an honor code that is upheld and no locks on lockers and no dishonesty tolerated. It's great. 30 min - 2 hours of homework per night.
Kemps Landing Magnet School is an outstanding school in which teaching goes way beyond curriculum requirements and provided innumerable opportunities during the past three years for our daughter to extend her knowledge and understanding. She is keenly aware of the respect for academic ability and achievement fostered at KLMS; that plus the empowering relationship between her teachers and herself were factors which fuelled her pursuit of learning. KLMS successfully provided her with a wide range of educational opportunities tailored to meet the interests, aptitudes and needs of gifted learners. To say we are pleased with the school is an understatement.
My child's experience at KLMS has been for beyond what I had expected. In her third and final year, she continues to be challenged in ways far beyond her peers at area public or private schools. Kemps Landing fills a niche in Virginia Beach that is much needed. The quality of the teaching staff is exceptional and the dedication to teaching motivated students is evident. I would highly recommend this middle school experience to anyone who is seeking a challenging curriculum designed for the high achiever.
The best middle school in Virginia Beach. My son is in 8th Grade and his education is our priority. Keep up the good work Kemps Landing Magnet School. Semper Honore
You cannot find a better school! My daughter just completed 3 years and I was very impressed. It is such a shame that the city doesn't recognize what this school does and doesn't provide money towards better building etc instead of trying to CLOSE to school just to appease the tax payers in a higher tax area to provide THEM with a new school. To have a SAFE environment where you don't worry about drugs, theft (and with no locks!), fights, etc and all the hands on learning is a dream. More schools should follow the example. These kids come away with not only a great education but with pride, self confidence, trust, and HONOR.
This school is by far one of the best in VA. The honor code they enforce really helps out the students.At that school they dont have locks on the locker and not one person has gotten something stolen.thats pretty impressive
Amazing and sweet school. Honor Code. No fights etc. Best middle school in Va Beach.
Kemps Landing is the best school ever. There is rarely any fights or violence. This school challenges me and it really focuses on honor. The teachers are really great and you get to take high school courses in 6th grade. There are more than one quizzes or tests each day though. There is also ALOT of homework and it really cut back on my social life.
I went to three seprate middle schools. Kemps landing by far was the best while there was a much heavier workload, this was the first school to actually challenge me and make me think. The teachers were all very good in their various subjects. I would reccomend this school to any gifted child.
My child has recently completed 3 years @KLMS. While there have been some poor teachers along the way, his 6th and 8th grade teachers were great. My son has thrived and blossomed in this special school. I do believe that one of the huge advantages is the small size, and can't help but wish that ALL the city middle schools were smaller.
My daughter has been in KLMS for almost three years. She has been stressed out every day about this that or the other. Her childhood for the past 3 years has been robbed from her, as the school stresses the importance of what to be when you grow up...forgetting that kids need to be kids, not robots. I am not impressed with the school in the least. When it comes time for my younger child to excel in school she will go to a private school not an over-rated gifted school that does not instill respect, discipline or morals in the students that attend. The kids conform to lying as a way of life. I am not at all impressed with this school and hope that other parents voice their opinions soon. MAD in VB
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